[Dovecot] doveadm index crashes when indexing shared mailboxes

W. de Hoog wdehoog at exalondelft.nl
Tue Jun 18 10:21:08 EEST 2013


>> We store our mail archive in a tree of subfolders. I am trying to speed up text searching on our mail archive but when running "doveadm -D -v index -u neil shared/Exalon/Aandeelhouders" the following output is produced:
> ..
>> doveadm(neil): Panic: file mbox-storage.c: line 711 (mbox_transaction_unlock): assertion failed: (mbox->box.transaction_count >                                                       0 || mbox->mbox_lock_type == F_UNLCK)
> mbox is a pretty difficult format, and I wouldn't recommend using it for anything else than small simple legacy setups.
After changing the format to sdbox indexing works.


Willem-Jan de Hoog

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